Our Favorite Family Getaways
Branson: where to stay
Big Cedar Lodge This upscale full-service resort along a quiet part of the lake offers a variety of lodgings, including luxury cabins, a well-run kids' program and activities such as evening poolside "dive-in movies" (800/225-6343).
Cascades Inn Located next to the Shoji Tabuchi Show Theater, this hotel is perfect for bargain-minded travelers who come to Branson for the entertainment (800/588-8424).
Chateau on the Lake A top-notch spa and indoor and outdoor pools make the large resort one of Branson's most upscale lodgings (888/333-5253).
Still Waters Lakefront Resort There's much to love: a range of rooms and prices, pools, a water park, a marina with nice boats for rent and free water toys for kids to play on (800/777-2320).
Thousand Hills Resort A choice of condos or cabins, as well as a top-rated 18-hole golf course, make this a good option in town (877/262-0430).